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Pennsylvania Requires High Performance CPR for EMS

In CPR, CPR, Effectiveness by Paul Martin1 Comment

The Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of EMS, made a special announcement in March 2013.  The state would be requiring their emergency medical services personnel to use High Performance CPR beginning on July 1, 2013. ALL EMS personnel, QRS, BLS, and ALS EMS Agencies will be using the high performance CPR approach to manage cardiac arrests beginning July 1, 2013. …

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Free CPR Training for High Schoolers

In CPR, CPR, Featured Stories, School & Student CPR by Scott Andersen5 Comments

There were 16.3 million students enrolled in public high schools in the U.S. in 2008 — students who are eager to learn CPR and save lives. At least, that’s what we’ve found talking to high school students throughout Michigan this past year. This is great news! But there’s a problem — school budget cuts are making it difficult for schools to afford …

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CPR in Sports: Baseball Umpire Saves Employee

In CPR, CPR in Sports, ProTrainings, Rescues by Katrina ScheerLeave a Comment

Jim Joyce, a veteran baseball umpire, had no idea what was in store for him when he was getting ready for a game between the Marlins and Diamondbacks in Arizona on Monday night. According to an article by Scott Miller, Joyce was walking out of his dressing room when he saw a game-day Diamondback employee having a seizure. He knew that he needed …

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CPR in Entertainment: Dumb and Dumber

In CPR in Entertainment by Paul Martin2 Comments

Recently someone reminded me of a scene in the movie Dumb and Dumber that featured and attempt at CPR.  It’s a pretty classic scene that goes horribly wrong. In the scene, someone called Mental is holding Harry and Lloyd hostage.  They stop to get something to eat, and Harry and Lloyd try a prank which brings about an allergic reaction.  …

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CPR in Entertainment: Casino Royale

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There are two CPR sequences in Casino Royale to mention. One that worked, one that didn’t. And neither of them accurately portrayed. Casino Royale is one of the latest James Bond movies, and was the first to star Daniel Craig in the leading role. In the first scene, James Bond is poisoned. He realizes what is happening, and stumbles to …

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CPR in Entertainment: The Abyss

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There’s a scene of CPR in the film The Abyss.  It is a bit of a longer scene.  While the CPR proves to be successful, it avoids some of the cliches that happen.  The CPR isn’t clean, nor is it very pretty, which tends to happen in many of the films that portray it. I’ve not seen The Abyss, and …